Job Title
Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics
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Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.A., Bowdoin College

Research interests

She has carried out archaeological fieldwork in Italy, Turkey, and Georgia, and serves as Senior Archaeologist of the Notion Archaeological Survey in Turkey (https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/notionsurvey/). In 2018 she and her colleagues were awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant in support of three years of archaeological research (2019-2021) to examine how the community living at Notion, an ancient port town in western Turkey, responded to developments in Greek urbanism and the expansion of Roman power. In 2017 she published a co-authored book on the results of the archaeological survey in the countryside around Aphrodisias in Turkey. She is currently working on publications of the ancient fountains at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Labraunda in Turkey and of archaeological survey around the site of Vani in western Georgia. Her other research focuses on the dramatic changes in Graeco-Roman life that mark the collapse of classical antiquity in the eastern Mediterranean. She is interested in the archaeology of the countryside, urban abandonment, and social resilience in times of crisis.